The Lion King Jr - April 07 - April 15, 2018

DMR Adventures

 Who's Who 

  • Sophie Alberts head shot

    Sophie Alberts

    as Grass Ensemble, Night Sky Ensemble

    Sophie Alberts is a 4th grader at Ruckersville Elementary. She has performed in Beauty and the Beast, Jr. at DMR, Lion King, Jr. at school, and is a member of All-Stars. She is also a gymnast, dancer and loves to cook. Thank you to all of the wonderful people at DMR for guiding her on this exciting new adventure!

  • Cullen Appel head shot

    Cullen Appel

    as Hyena, Grass Ensemble


    Cullen Appel is a third grader who loves musical theater. He performed as Narrator/Silverware/Monsieur D'Arque in DMR's Beauty and the Beast Jr. He tinkers in guitar, piano, and voice. He enjoys art, reading, gymnastics, and soccer. His secret talent is memorizing the words to songs and memorizing his blocking. He is happy that his older brother, Gavin, will be performing with him. Inside, there is a lion king trying to get out! Thanks to all the DMR staff for your hard work!

  • Gavin Appel head shot

    Gavin Appel

    as Hyena, Grass Ensemble

    Gavin Appel is currently a fifth grader at Broadus Wood Elementary. He is the oldest of three boys. He played Centipede understudy in James and the Giant Peach and Jafar in Aladdin, both with DMR. He has also performed with the DMR All Stars and DMR Winter Chorus. When Gavin is not acting, he likes to play soccer, build legos, and do school projects, which often include science. Gavin and his brothers, Cullen and Kai, aspire to be top competitors on American Ninja Warrior.

  • Ella Barber head shot

    Ella Barber

    as Sarafina


    Ella is native to Crozet, Virginia. This is her second DMR production and she is excited to continue working with musical theater. Her hobbies include playing the flute, playing soccer, and surfing Pinterest. Ella is stoked for this performance, and can't wait to continue standing center stage.

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